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Mar 09 2015

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Orion’s Launch Abort System proves it can survive catastrophic event

Orion’s Launch Abort System Motor Exceeds Expectations. Orbital ATK tested the LAS to 40% higher than expected temperature, shock and vibration of an expected launch emergency and the vehicle was able to perform as expected.

It’s a solid rocket engine, which makes sense (though I hadn’t really thought about it before).

Permanent link to this article: http://www.newspaceraces.com/2015/03/09/orions-launch-abort-system-proves-it-can-survive-catastrophic-event/

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